Desjardins Group teams up with Climate Project Canada - Someone who knows and
understands a phenomenon is someone who is ready to act

LÉVIS, QC, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is proud to team up with a partner like Climate Project Canada, and as such be an active part in raising awareness amongst its fellow citizens on the importance of finding solutions to curb and adapt to climate changes.

Climate changes are a leading social issue for Desjardins, which has been making specific efforts over the past few years to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and to rally its members, clients, employees and elected officers to follow suit. According to Desjardins, someone who knows and understands a phenomenon is someone who is ready to act. That is why Desjardins thinks it is important to raise awareness among its various stakeholders to collectively find ways to face climate changes.

The impact of this phenomenon is global, from health to the environment, through all sectors of the economy. Among other things, climate change has been formally identified as a direct cause of damage on property. For that reason, Desjardins, through its general insurance sector, will be closely associated to the support and transmission of this project. This partnership is a concrete follow-up on one of the prior commitments of Desjardins to the Kyoto Protocol's objectives.

About Desjardins

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and the ninth largest in the world, with overall assets of approximately $160 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, as well as its subsidiaries, several of which are active throughout Canada, Desjardins offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million individual and business members and clients. Desjardins Group is also home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, venture capital, asset management and secure leading-edge virtual access methods, all part of an integrated offer that is the only one of its kind in Canada. One of the largest employers in the country, Desjardins is backed by the knowledge and skills of its 42,000 employees and the commitment of its 6,300 elected officers. To find out more, consult www.desjardins.com.

SOURCE Desjardins Group

For further information: For further information: (for journalists only): Hélène Lavoie, Advisor, Information and Media Relations, (514) 281-7275, 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275, helene.m.lavoie@desjardins.com


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